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Underdog Soccer Podcast
Underdog Soccer Podcast
I'm here to give you an in depth and unbiased look at the USMNT.
Jun 3, 2021
USP#80 - USMNT vs Honduras recap (Nations League SF)
Matty is joined by Marcus and Vince to discuss USMNTs 1-0 victory vs Honduras in the semifinal of Nations League.
May 26, 2021
USP#79 - USMNT Nations League Preview
Matty is joined by Vince (@USMNT_Thoughts) to discuss the upcoming USMNT friendly against Switzerland & the Nations League Semifinal against Honduras. They break down the roster, predict starting lineups, discuss who should wear the captains band, and predict who Berhalter sees as the #2 keeper.
1 hr 2 min
May 23, 2021
USP#78 - Top 5 USMNT players by position - 5th edition
Matty & Marcus discuss USP's Top 5 USMNT players by position. See where all USMNT players are ranked on the 5th edition of this ranking.
1 hr 28 min
Apr 25, 2021
USP#77 - David Kerr's Top 50 U-20 players version 2.0
Marcus joined me for the second edition (#61 is first edition)of David Kerr's Top 50 U-20 players. #50 - 11:22 #40 - 25:22 #30 - 45:22 #20 - 1:10:19 #10 - 1:34:35
1 hr 54 min
Mar 30, 2021
USP#76 - Olympic Qualifying disaster & USMNT friendlies - Q&A
Matty & Chris are joined by Scott from @AmericanHoolis for a Q&A pod. We talked all about Olympic Qualifying and some USMNT camp too.
Mar 24, 2021
USP#75 - Olympic Qualifying check-in & USMNT March Camp
Chris & Marcus join Matty to discuss the first two games of the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament and preview the upcoming game against Mexico. They also talk about the upcoming USMNT friendlies vs Jamaica & Northern Ireland and finish with "What are the chances?"
Mar 20, 2021
USP#74 - Bryang Kayo Interview
Marcus & Matty interview USMNT Midfielder Bryang Kayo of Wolfsburg. BK talks about his development, adapting to life in Germany and playing with the national team.
Mar 7, 2021
USP#73 - Nico Carrera Interview
Matty & Marcus are joined by USYNT CB Nico Carrera of Holstein Kiel. Nico talks family, football, development, what brought him to Kiel & how he stays motivated!
Jan 28, 2021
USP#72 - USMNT vs T&T preview and roster breakdown
Matty, Chris, & Marcus discuss the 25-man USMNT roster that will face Trinidad & Tobago on January 31st. Lineup predictions, snubbed players, injuries, & Jozy Altidore is back, but where does he fit in?
1 hr 2 min
Dec 30, 2020
USP#71 - Top 5 players by position - 4th edition
Show Notes: Chris Kerr and Justin Moran join me to rank the USMNT player pool by position. 4:53 - GK 8:30 - LB 14:25 - CB 24:10 - RB 31:58 - MF (6) 36:22 - MF (8) 42:15 - MF (10) 47:35 - Wingers 55:46 - FW 1:04:10 - Closing questions
1 hr 16 min
Dec 9, 2020
USP#70 - USMNT beats El Salvador 6-0!!
Matty and Marcus discuss USMNT's 6-0 victory vs El Salvador and they give their picks for player and young player of the year. Rate, Review, Follow, & Subscribe! Follow Marcus @Chasingacup
Dec 6, 2020
USP#69 - USMNT vs El Salvador preview
Matty and Chris preview the upcoming USMNT friendly vs El Salvador on December 9th. Don't forget to rate, review and follow. Follow Chris @Kerrc17
Nov 20, 2020
USP#68 - Mark McKenzie Interview
Marcus and Matty interview Philadelphia Union and USMNT CB Mark McKenzie. Mark talks about the USMNT CB pool, preparing for a potential European move, and his life outside of soccer.
Nov 18, 2020
USP#67 - Closing thoughts on November USMNT camp
Matty is joined by Marcus O'Malley and Larry Henry of SBI Soccer to discuss the recent USMNT camp in Europe and the player pool in general. Who will be the next uncapped player to be called in? Who are some dual-nats we should pay attention to? Where do Soto & Gioacchini fit into the forward depth? Follow on Twitter: Larry @lhenry019 & Marcus @Chasingacup
1 hr 7 min
Nov 12, 2020
USP#66 - USMNT vs Wales breakdown
Matty, Chris, and Marcus break down the USMNT friendly vs Wales. Whose stock declined the most in this game? Who was the Stud & Scrub of the match? What would we grade Berhalter's performance? What is our predicted starting XI vs Panama?
Nov 3, 2020
USP#65 - November friendlies roster discussion
Marcus and Matty breakdown the newly released roster for friendlies vs Wales and Panama in November. Also, who were the surprise additions, the snubs, and what our predicted lineup looks like. Don't forget to rate and review.
Oct 27, 2020
USP#64 - USMNT roster prediction vs Wales
Show Notes: Matty is joined by Chris and Marcus to predict the upcoming #USMNT squad that will face Wales on November 12th. 3:32 - Goal Keepers 8:31 - Defenders 14:39 - Midfielders 22:35 - Forwards Don't forget to rate and review.
Sep 22, 2020
USP#63 - USMNT Player Stock Rising/Falling
Show Notes: 4:24 - Stock Falling 34:39 - Stock Rising 1:10:31 - Jorek's Rising/Falling 1:18:00 - Tell Me I'm Wrong - Marcus Don't forget to rate and review!
1 hr 25 min
Sep 9, 2020
USP#62 - Top 5 players by position - 3rd edition
Chris and Marcus join me to rank the #USMNT player pool by each position. Rules of rankings (3:37), GK (4:28), LB (9:04), CB (14:46), RB (23:26), MF-6 (30:43), MF-8 (37:16), MF-10 (43:47), Wingers (50:39), & FW (58:40) Don't forget to rate and review!
1 hr 26 min
Aug 12, 2020
USP#61 - David Kerr's top 50 U-20 players
Matty & Marcus talk to David Kerr about his USYNT top 50 under 20 players. David tells us how he came up with his ratings as well as an in depth look at each player. We also covered snubs, players moving in/out of the top 50 in the future & players just missing the list. 50 starts at 15:14 40 at 26:30 30 at 48:20 20 at 1:15:40 10 at 1:36:45 Don't forget to rate and review. Follow on Twitter David @dkerr0118 Marcus @Chasingacup
2 hr 25 min
Aug 9, 2020
USP#60 - CJ dos Santos Interview
Matty and Marcus talked to CJ about his goals at Benfica and USMNT, the GKs that he respects and admires most, and his hobbies outside of football. Don't forget to rate and review.
Jul 16, 2020
USP#59 - Brian Sciaretta Interview
Matty, Marcus, and Chris talk with Brian Sciaretta of American Soccer Now about all things #USMNT related, including his future USMNT captain, GK depth chart, starting XI, and more. Don't forget to rate and review. Follow on Twitter Brian @BrianSciaretta Marcus @Chasingacup Chris @Kerrc17
1 hr 18 min
Jun 7, 2020
USP#58 - Rams Review Podcast Interview
Show Notes: Matty & Marcus (@Chasingacup) interview Jason (@ramsreview1) and Cory (@chancoc37) from Rams Review Podcast to discuss #USMNT player Duane Holmes, as well as, Derby County and the Championship.
1 hr 24 min
Jun 2, 2020
Knocking it around with USYNT players Patrick Weah & Jonathan Gomez (AKA Jogo)
Hosted by Marcus O'Malley @Chasingacup and joined by @kerrc17, @dkerr0118 and @UnderdogSP, we interview up and coming USYNT players Patrick Weah (@weah526) of Minnesota United Academy & Jonathan Gomez (@jonathan_42) AKA Jogo.
May 13, 2020
USP#57 - Bundesliga Preview
Show Notes: 4:59 - Bundesliga Preview (Chris, Marcus, and Matty go through each Bundesliga team that has American representation and the teams expectations.) 49:11 - Matty leads the "Tell me I'm wrong" segment Don't forget to rate and review!
1 hr 5 min
May 2, 2020
USP#56 - Chris Richards interview
Show Notes: Marcus and Matty interview Bayern Munich and USYNT player, Chris Richards. Chris shares his development in the US, training at Bayern, his fathers inspirational words, his goals for club and country, & much more.
Mar 19, 2020
USP#55 - USMNT Starting XI Draft 2.0
Show Notes: Chris, Marcus, and Matty draft their best USMNT starting XI (Version 1.0 was episode 25). Which roster you think is the best? Don't forget to follow, rate, and review.
Mar 11, 2020
USP#54 - Olympic Qualifying Roster Episode
Show Notes: 2:57 - Olympic Qualifying Squad (roster, snubs & players not released by clubs, and possible starting lineups) 37:31 - "Tell Me I'm Wrong" - Marcus Follow Marcus @Chasingacup & Chris @Kerrc17 Don't forget to rate and review!
Mar 7, 2020
USP#53 - Interview with USMNT & Hobro IK player Christian "Cappy" Cappis
Show Notes: 2:13 Interview with Christian Cappis (20 year old from Katy, TX talks about his journey to becoming a pro, the next up and coming USMNT player, his diet, and about his experiences with USMNT) Follow Marcus @Chasingacup Don't forget to Rate and Review!
1 hr 2 min
Feb 19, 2020
USP#52 - U23 Olympic Qualifying & USMNT roster predictions for March
Show Notes: 2:51 - U23 Olympic Qualifying Tournament (roster & lineup predictions) 22:49 - USMNT Friendlies vs Netherlands & Wales (roster & lineup predictions) 42:40 - Chris leads our "Tell me I'm wrong" segment Follow on Twitter Chris @Kerrc17 Marcus @Chasingacup
Feb 12, 2020
USP#51 - David Ochoa Interview
Show Notes: 1:54 - David Ochoa Interview - David discuss his favorite players growing up, winning the USL Championship, playing in the U-20 World Cup, and most importantly, his love for The Office Follow David on twitter @davidochoagk and Marcus @chasingacup Don't forget to rate and review!
Jan 29, 2020
USP#50 - January camp updates, Lost USMNT XI & Transfer window
Show Notes: 2:51 - January camp update & projected lineup 14:25 - January transfer window 20:38 - USMNT lost generation XI 30:34 - Listener questions 42:17 - Final thoughts - "Tell me I'm wrong" Follow Marcus @chasingacup & Chris @Kerrc17 Don't forget to rate and review!
Jan 12, 2020
USP#49 - January has been positive!!
Show Notes - 1:29 - January camp (initial reactions & lineup predictions) 18:27 - Transfer window hopefuls 22:24 - Youth players about to breakthrough 27:16 - Olympic qualifying draw 31:23 - New hirings (McBride & Hudson) 39:39 - Weekly soccer chat Follow Marcus @Chasingacup & Chris @Kerrc17 Rate and Review!!!
Jan 1, 2020
USP#48 - Top 5 rankings per position: Offense (2nd edition)
Show Notes- 1:14 - Midfield (6) 8:07 - Midfield (8/10) 21:58 - Wingers 36:36 - Strikers 44:11 - Listener Questions (Thanks @pkeeler167 & @blharreld) Follow Chris @kerrc17 & Marcus @Chasingacup Don't forget to rate and review!
Dec 29, 2019
USP#47 - Top 5 rankings per position: Defense (2nd edition)
Show Notes: 1:04 - Explanation/rationale of Top 5 rankings 3:12 - GKs 8:04 - LBs 12:00 - RBs 20:04 - CBs 35:49 - YNT Coaching Vacancies Follow Chris @Kerrc17 and Marcus @Chasingacup on Twitter. Dont forget to Rate and review!
Dec 11, 2019
USP#46 - 2019 Review and 2020 Preview
Show Notes - :55 - Reviewing 2019 (Positives, negatives & Player of the Year conversation) 25:17 - Previewing 2020 (biggest need, next player to break into senior team, & bold predictions) Follow Marcus @Chasingacup and Chris @Kerrc17 Don't forget to rate and review!
Nov 19, 2019
USP#45 - USMNT 4-0 victory over Cuba
Show Notes: Marcus, Chris, and Matty discuss the 4-0 USMNT victory over Cuba to move on to the CONCACAF Nation's league Semifinals. We also discuss potential players moving to Europe and listener questions. Follow Chris on Twitter @Ckerr17 and Marcus @Chasingacup Don't forget to follow, rate, review, subscribe, comment, or even slide into our DMs
Nov 15, 2019
USP#44 - USMNT 4-1 victory over Canada
Show Notes: Matty and Chris breakdown USMNT 4-1 victory over Canada in Nations League group play (lineup, goals, good/bad games, & lineup prediction vs Cuba on Tuesday Make sure you rate and review! Follow Chris on Twitter @Kerrc17
Nov 8, 2019
USP#43 - The disaster known as the USSF & November Nation's League Roster
Show Notes: 1:57 - Matty, Chris, and Marcus discuss how the Berhalter Bro's are ruining USMNT and the "The Big Plan"... 21:26 - November "roster" breakdown (snubs, injuries, and the Fed's trick to gain supporters) Make sure to subscribe, rate, and review USP! Follow Chris (@Kerrc17) & Marcus (@Chasingacup) on Twitter
1 hr 5 min
Oct 21, 2019
USP#42 - Where does the USMNT go from here?
Show Notes - 8:15 - Where do we go from here? (Berhalter's flaws, MLS collusion, When Bert's time will end and who will be his replacement, and also roster choice mistakes) 50:59 - Where does the lack of passion come from that USMNT displayed vs Canada? Rate and review the podcast! Follow Justin on Twitter @movemnt_
Oct 15, 2019
USP#41 - 2-0 loss to Canada wraps-up October Nation's League
Show Notes: Matty and Chris discuss two Nation's League group games vs Cuba (7-0 victory) and Canada (2-0 loss) and a few important questions. Is it time to fire Bert? How does this loss compare to 2 years ago vs T&T? What is Sergino Dest thinking now? Why was Pulisic subbed out so early? Rate and Review!
Oct 2, 2019
USP#40 - Nation's League Roster w/Chris Kerr
Show Notes- :52 - Nation's League Roster (roster breakdown, snubs, major takeaways, and lineup & score predictions) 32:12 - Chris' Questions (Pulisic problem, Marsch Madness, & Fed Flop) Don't forget to rate and review!
Sep 27, 2019
USP#39 - Nation's League Roster Prediction
Show Notes: 1:23 - Nation's League roster predictions(Dest?, No more Trapp and/or Zardes, and still too many injuries!) 33:28 - Counter Attack!! (Brooks injuries, Timeline for firing Bert, Where is Horvath, Zardes' replacements & Sergino Dest watch) Don't forget to rate, review, follow, subscribe, like, or talk shit to on Twitter.
1 hr 9 min
Aug 28, 2019
USP#38 - USMNT September Roster Discussion
Show Notes- 1:44 - Roster breakdown (plus injuries, snubs, & MLS duty) 19:21 - Initial reactions and takeaways (Pulisic as a winger, the LB situation, too many GKs, & who is the 6) 30:05 - Preferred roster vs predicted roster With @Kerrc17
Aug 21, 2019
USP#37 - Top 5 Rankings per position: Offense edition
Show Notes- Top 5 ranking of each offensive position. 2:33 - Midfield (6, 8 & 10) 36:13 - Attack (Wingers and Forwards) Chris Kerr on Twitter @Kerrc17
1 hr 5 min
Aug 16, 2019
USP#36 - Top 5 rankings per position: Defense edition
Matty & Chris breakdown the top 5 USMNT players at each position. This episode includes the defense only (GK, CB's, RB, LB) 3:45 - Goalkeepers 13:10 - Center backs 32:58 - Right backs 44:23 - Left backs Be sure to follow, rate, & review.
Jul 31, 2019
USP #35 - Player predictions/projections for upcoming European Season
Show Notes 2:06 - Nations League, Olympic Qualifying, & U-17 World Cup 7:12 - Predictions and projections for upcoming European season broken into 3 tiers of players. Follow Chris @Kerrc17
Jul 11, 2019
USP#34 - Gold Cup Major Takeaways & September Roster Predictions
Show Notes 1:34 - Gold Cup Major Takeaways 7:46 - September Roster Predictions (What players are likely to be called in and what long shots are possible)
Jul 4, 2019
USP#33 - USA Men's 3-1 Semi final win vs Jamaica & Women's World Cup
Show Notes - :29 - Gold Cup Semi Final highlights (USA 3-1 over Jamaica) 33:31 - Game takeaways (How the replacement starters faired and how did the dual 6 look?) 44:03 - Technical difficulties (I lost Chris - Sorry) 47:29 - Women's World Cup Final
Jun 24, 2019
USP #32 - Gold Cup takeaways and predictions & The "November Nations League Plan"
Show Notes - 2:21 - Takeaways from first two Gold Cup games vs. Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago. 28:06 - Predications for rest of Gold Cup (Last group game vs Panama and knockout stages. 39:13 - The "November Nations League plan" - Who to call up for these 2 games?
Jun 12, 2019
USP#31 - U20 World Cup discussion, Gold Cup, & Bert's roster decisions
Show Notes :22 - Why is Grunt gone from Twitter? 3:08 - U20 World Cup - Tab's mistakes selecting the roster, success/failure of the tournament?, & which players will make an impact first for the senior team 35:55 - Gold Cup - Concern with Tyler Adams, MLS "quota", & Bert's interesting roster decisions.
May 2, 2019
USP - #30 (Euro-based player grades since January)
Show Notes :30 - Explanation of how we graded each player and the four subcategories (Germany, rest of Europe, England, Youngsters) 3:57 - German-based player grades 26:31 - "Rest of Europe"-based player grades 36:24 - England-based player grades 49:34 - The "Youngsters" player grades 1:07:19 - Listener questions. Thanks to @Chrisawesome63 @pkeeler167 @OneGoalUS for our listener questions!
1 hr 21 min
Apr 10, 2019
USP #29 - Assessing the USMNT player pool w/whose stock is rising & falling.
Show Notes :40 - Assessing the USMNT player pool (Stock rising, stock falling, & no movement) and which players we need to see more of. 47:29 - Immediate reaction to the Gold Cup draw (Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, & Panama) 49:40 - Listener question (thanks @pkeeler167) Is Trapp preferred over Bradley? 54:10 - Closing thoughts - Why has Bert chosen 3 different captains in his first 4 games as USMNT manager? Follow Chris @kerrc17
Mar 28, 2019
USP #28 - Recap of March Camp, U-20 World Cup
Show Notes: :28 - Recap of March camp (deep dive into which players should have been there and which we are done with seeing) 40:41 - U20 camp and upcoming U20 World Cup 44:20 - Bold predictions for U20 World Cup and Gold Cup Follow @DisgruntleUSMNT on Twitter You probably won't notice where our audio cut out and I had to splice it together.
Mar 13, 2019
USP #27 - March Roster Breakdown
Show Notes: 0:29 - Matty's rant (don't worry, its not too long) 4:27 - March roster breakdown (includes snubbed starting 11 w/subs and lineup prediction for upcoming games) 49:23 - A few questions to discuss (1 - How similar is this roster to the Gold Cup roster? 2 - Who is really making the decisions on who gets called up?) Add Chris on Twitter @kerrc17
1 hr 8 min
Mar 6, 2019
USP #26 (USMNT March roster predictions
Show Notes: 4:09 Results from previous episodes "USMNT Draft Special". 9:51 Questions from Kerr (Are you worried about Pulisic at Chelsea?, What does our forward depth look like?, What are your thoughts on Bert's transparency and attitude so far?). 27:35 We make our predictions for the March roster. We separate players into 4 categories (starters, roster locks, bubble players, & long shots). Follow Chris on Twitter @Kerrc17 Make sure to comment, like, follow, subscribe, review the USP!
1 hr 26 min
Feb 6, 2019
USP - #25 USMNT Starting XI Draft w/Grunt and Chris
Show Notes: :44 - Introduction of my guests (Grunt @DisgruntleUSMNT and Christopher Kerr @Kerrc17 ) 2:05 - Rules and order of the draft 4:46 - Draft begins (order is Grunt, Chris, Matty) 34:54 - After the draft, we discuss our lineups, strengths and weaknesses of our teams, and players we are surprised that did not get drafted. We also make out picks of the outcome when our teams play each other.
1 hr 4 min
Feb 3, 2019
USP #24 w/Dave K from Bros Talking Soccer
Show Notes: :34 - All about Dave - Bros Talking Soccer, Fan Futsal, The Soccer Tavern and Merch! (www.brostalkingsoccer.com Twitter: @BTSoccerPod) 4:15 - Breakdown of USMNT vs Panama and Costa Rica and discuss new coach Gregg Berhalter's tactics. 29:41 - Questions about the camp: Which January camp players will we see in March? How does the formation effect Lima vs Yedlin at RB? Thoughts on crossword puzzles during team meals. 49:39 - We pick our starting XI for a must win game tomorrow.
Jan 14, 2019
Show Notes: (0:55) Grunt and I speak about the ongoing USMNT January Camp (AKA Camp Cupcake), focusing on players we are excited to see, and discuss an ideal short-term outcome for one key positional battle. (19:30) We then dive into a mini pool of key Dual National players, assessing the likelihood that any of Efra Alvarez, Sergino Dest, Alex Mendez, Konrad De La Fuente & others will wear the senior team shirt, and how soon we think it should be. (46:03) Lastly, in our "PK's" we discuss Frankie Amaya's recent selection first overall in the MLS SuperDraft, including a personal anecdote about him, Josh Sargent's rapid rise... AND Grunt apologizes to Khiry Shelton.
1 hr 5 min
Dec 12, 2018
USP #22 w/Grunt
Bold predictions for 30-man Roster for January Camp and USMNT players on the move
1 hr 2 min
Dec 10, 2018
Seth Jahn Interview
Did this interview back in April. Just wanted to upload it to my Soundcloud.
Nov 20, 2018
Dave Sarachan is finally gone (maybe)!! Also, USA vs Italy Breakdown & USA news
Nov 12, 2018
Roster Breakdown for friendlies vs England and Italy
Oct 17, 2018
USA vs Peru Breakdown and why Dave Sarachan has done a good job!
Oct 12, 2018
USA vs Colombia and why USSF only cares about money.
Oct 7, 2018
Roster breakdown and prediction for friendly vs Colombia.
Sep 12, 2018
USA vs Mexico Breakdown
Sep 9, 2018
Brazil Recap and Mexico Preview
Sep 4, 2018
Roster breakdown for Brazil and Mexico, Coaching situation
Jul 9, 2018
We need to talk! Part 2
Eliminating another excuse for why USA sucks at international soccer and my September 11th proportion for USMNT.
Jun 18, 2018
We need to talk! (USP #12)
What annoys me most about American soccer fans!!